Rendering First Aid in Railroad Wrecks

1902 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
was borne along in this attitude by the crowd. Dr. Ullivier, of Angers, who examined the bodies, states that in all, without exception, the skin of the face and neck was of a uniform violet tint spotted with blackish ecchymosis. In 9 there was infiltration of blood under the conjunctiva of the eye ; in 4 there was serosanguineous froth running from the mouth and nose ; in 4, blood flowing from the nostrils ; in 3, blood flowing from the ears ; in 7, fracture of the ribs. In . témales the
more » ... was fractured. There was no mark of either strangulation or wounds, although several bodies bore marks of being trodden under foot after death. The cause was evidently asphyxia produced by violent and continued Pressure on the chest; and the violence of this must be estimated by the fact that in one-third of the cases the ribs were fractured. Sixteen bodies were opened. In all the blood was black, difflu-
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